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First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Mario and Yoshi near Spranglers in the Yoshi Star Galaxy

Spranglers[1] are dark gray-striped spiders with a brown head that first appear in Super Mario Galaxy. They hang from ceilings and overhangs by a thread of webbing and appear mostly in the Ghostly Galaxy, Sea Slide Galaxy, and Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada. Spranglers swing back and forth on their threads like a pendulum in an attempt to damage the player. They can be defeated by jumping on them or with two Spins. They release a Coin or three Star Bits, depending on how they are defeated.

They reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, only found in Yoshi Star Galaxy and Tall Trunk Galaxy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese String Spider[2]
String Spider

Fishing Spider
German Trippeltrap Scuttle bug
Italian Bizzoragno[4] Bizzar-spider


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Prima Premiere Edition guide, pg 30.
  2. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (StringSpider)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 127 and 160.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 127